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    Setting a Budget for a

    Stretch Wrapper

    Up front cost

    We know from experience that most companies build stretch wrappers into their budgets, so here’s some information to help you do that. If you need something specific or need it in a hurry, you can call us at 502-815-9108 (you’ll talk to a product specialist, not a sales rep) or you can request a quote here.

    The math is pretty simple, though. Generally, a semi-automatic turntable pallet wrapper costs around $9,500 to $17,000. Freight charges are roughly $800 to most of the continental U.S. and our local distributor partners typically perform start-up and training for about $700.

    Straddle wrappers are a bit more expensive and cost around $17,000 to $24,000. Freight is similar as are start-up and training costs, but assembly and installation are required for these machines. The buyer is responsible for that task and cost. Charges vary depending on geographical location and nature of the facility. Our distributor partners can either install it for you or help you find a qualified third party if you don’t want to do the work yourself.

    So for budgetary planning the range is somewhere between $11,500 to $25,500. Want a more specific number? Then simply request a quote or call us at 502-815-9108.

    If you want to do a little preliminary research, you can check out all our machines and compare them here.

    Ongoing savings

    Prestretch_image.jpgCompanies are often really surprised at how much they can save. A typical company wrapping 50 loads/day by hand spends about $7,000 to $15,000 year on film and invests in 850 to 1,000 hours of labor to wrap those loads.

    By transitioning to machine wrapping we’re able to reduce film costs () by roughly half to two thirds. That means an average company could recover about $3,500 to $6,500 a year in wasted film! 

    Then, there’s the huge savings in labor - and injuries - that could reduce turnover. No longer are your workers wandering dizzy around pallets. Using a machien to stretch wrap pallets frees them up to work on other priorities and, in turn, helps you contain costs. Some of the highest rate of incidence for workplace injuries are warehouse jobs that require bending and lifting, hand warpping for example. A wrapper can drive savings by reducing or eliminating those risky roles.


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